James is an artist that gravitates towards all living or lived things. He finds himself building quite the skull collection, both in his portfolio and as tattoos on his body. His art draws inspiration from his love of nature and tattoos, his black ink - highly detailed dotwork illustrations reflect this. He feels working in black ink gives his work a sense of simplicity and clarity as the pieces become so complex.

In addition to his illustration business James holds a Masters Degree in Design and over a decades professional experience at top London agencies.

As well as running his Etsy shop, and popping up at The Crafty Fox markets from time to time you can also find his work in The Blind Phoenix speakeasy bar in Dalston where he has limited edition gold foil prints for sale.   

Response to bodies
The Ophiocordyceps unilateralis fungus
https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/2019/04/cordyceps-zombie-fungus-takes-over-ants/

Exploring the concept of behavioural manipulation through illustration. If animals are so easily manipulated, what does that mean about us?  Thoughts around natures life cycle - how we all end up back together - how death doesn’t escape us. This artwork shall reflect this tragedy but in human form.